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  • Sexual Harassment Law – Part 2: Does Intention Matter?April 16, 2018

    Does intention matter when it comes to workplace sexual harassment? The short answer is no. Sexual harassment is conduct of a sexual nature that is known or ought reasonably to be known to be unwelcome. This means that there is a subjective element and an objective element to the test. The subjectiv … Read more »

  • ON LEGAL WRITINGApril 13, 2018

    ON LEGAL WRITING None of this is original. Are lawyers bad writers? Well – yes and no. Sometimes we can get lost. I personally attribute it to post traumatic stress disorder from reading constitutional law cases in the 1970’s on the division of powers under the then British North America Act. Senten … Read more »

  • Nova Scotia Court of Appeal Rules on Medical Marijuana CoverageApril 12, 2018

    The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal today struck down a decision of a Nova Scotia Human Rights Board of Inquiry that required benefit plans to provide medical marijuana coverage when that coverage was not provided for in the plan text. The Court of Appeal provided a detailed analysis of discrimination o … Read more »

  • Gail L. Gatchalian Being Awarded Prestigious Queen’s Counsel DesignationApril 5, 2018

    April 5, 2018 Gail L. Gatchalian, a partner in the Halifax Pink Larkin office, is one of fourteen of Nova Scotia’s top lawyers being awarded the prestigious Queen’s Counsel (Q.C.) designation. Pink Larkin Managing Partner, Ron Pink, Q.C. shared the good news with the firm: “It is with the greatest o … Read more »

  • Sexual Harassment Law – Part 1April 2, 2018

    On October 19, 2017, in the wake of #MeToo and the allegations of sexualized violence against Harvey Weinstein, I spoke to CBC Radio’s Information Morning Halifax about workplace sexual harassment. The interview, which you can listen to here and read a summary of here, provides a good primer for emp … Read more »